Ben Oxenbould

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Ben Oxenbould
Born (1969-03-02) 2 March 1969 (age 48)
Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation Actor, comedian
Years active 1980–present

Ben Oxenbould (born 2 March 1969) is an Australian actor and comedian, best known for his work in the Australian film and television industry. His brother Jamie Oxenbould is also an actor, as is Jamie's son, Ed Oxenbould.[1]

Early career[edit]

In 1980, Oxenbould was cast as "Hubert 'Fatty' Finn" in the film Fatty Finn.[2] He then appeared in several films and television programs, including Home and Away, G. P. and Echo Point.[3] Oxenbould was cast as the character "Ben" in the sitcom, Hey Dad..!, appearing on the show between 1991 and 1994.[4]

Philanthropy[edit]

In 2000 Oxenbould helped set up the BBAS Memorial School, a school in Bardia, Nepal, a remote Nepalese mountain village. In 2005, he organised a fundraiser for the school, which was supported by Australian entertainers, including singers Tex Perkins and Tim Rogers and comedian Akmal Saleh and artwork by the school's students was auctioned.[5]

Comedy[edit]

From 2003 to 2005 Oxenbould featured as one of the ensemble cast of the sketch comedy series Comedy Inc., in which he was noted for several characters, including his parody of cricketer Shane Warne.[6] A review of Comedy Inc: The Late Shift published in The Australian in 2005 described Oxenbould's performance in the show as: "continu[ing] to display a gift for parody and a range that goes from high camp to seriously blue collar."[7] He left the program in 2005.[8]

Awards[edit]

In 2000, Oxenbould won the "Best Actor"[clarification needed] award in the Sydney Opera House.

Film[edit]

In 2007 he starred in the film Black Water, a thriller set in the Australian outback and featuring a man-eating crocodile.[9] In 2010 he appeared in the film Wicked Love: The Maria Korp Story, a film based on the true story of Maria Korp who was murdered by her husband's lover in 2005.[10] Oxenbould has also done extensive work as a voice-over artist, as well as work in short films and theatre.[3]

On 24 March 2010, Oxenbould appeared on Australian television programme A Current Affair to support claims of sexual abuse made by fellow actor, Sarah Monahan. Oxenbould claimed to have witnessed another child actress being molested by a male cast member.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1980 Fatty Finn Hubert "Fatty" Finn
1989 Mortgage Young Couple 2
1990 Crossing, TheThe Crossing Heavyfoot
1990 Boys in the Island, TheThe Boys in the Island Thrasher
1997 Wanted Joe
1998 Radiance The Barman
2004 Get Rick Quick Boaz
2007 Black Water Jim
2010 Caught Inside Bull
2014 Emissary The Man Short

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Home and Away Hoon #2 "1.423", "1.424"
1991 G.P. Kerry Watson "The Price You Pay"
1991–94 Hey Dad..! Ben Hubner Main role
2003–06 Comedy Inc. Various TV series
2005 Surgeon, TheThe Surgeon Steve Glass "1.8"
2008 Scorched Lenny TV film
2009 Cut, TheThe Cut Danny Holbrook Main role
2010 Wicked Love: The Maria Korp Story TV film
2011 At Home With Julia Head Protestor "Code Ranga"
2011 Slide Tony Carlyle Recurring role
2012 Rake Alistair Emery "R vs Floyd"
2014 Old School Mickey Rowe "Sky the Towel"
2016 Kettering Incident, TheThe Kettering Incident Craig Grayson Recurring role
2016 Code, TheThe Code Nolan Daniels Recurring role
2016 Deep Water Chris Toohey TV miniseries

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.roymorgan.com/downloads/surveys/R07653/Q4/New_male_talent_bio.pdf
  2. ^ Movie Minutiae: Fatty Finn Archived 29 March 2010 at Archive.is, Articulate (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), 1 June 2007.
  3. ^ a b Devlyn, Darren (19 February 2003). "Laughing matters". Herald Sun. 
  4. ^ Edmonds, Mike; Luke Dennehy (6 February 2003). "The eye: Program to send up shows and stars". Herald Sun. 
  5. ^ Gibson, Jano (9 December 2005). "Metro: First Works". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  6. ^ "TV Guide: Pen and Inc job". Herald Sun. 29 June 2005. 
  7. ^ Cuthbertson, Ian (4 June 2005). "Review: Comedy Inc: The Late Shift". The Australian. 
  8. ^ McEvoy, Marc: Review: Comedy Inc.: The Late Shift, The Age, 1 June 2005.
  9. ^ Arendt, Paul: Review: Black Water, British Broadcasting Corporation, 15 February 2008.
  10. ^ "Australian Telemovies and Miniseries 2010". australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 25 March 2010. 
  11. ^ "Hey Dad! actor Ben Oxenbould claims he 'saw sexual abuse'". perthnow.com.au. 25 March 2010. Archived from the original on 28 March 2010. Retrieved 28 March 2010. 

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